“Although it seems difficult, the biggest advantage of coming to Muyuna are the 140 kms that separate us from the civilization”.

-Santiago Sanchez,
project coordinator.

“Although it seems difficult, the biggest advantage of come to Muyuna are the 140 km that separate us from the civilization”.

-Santiago Sanchez, Project Coordinator.

Yanayacu River

We are in the Yanayacu River, 140 kilometers (83 miles) to the southeast and upstream of Iquitos, capital of Loreto, in the buffer zone of the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve and inside the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve. Being located in a small tributary of the Amazon with only one entrance, there is no presence of fishing boats, or loggers, or many travelers. The place is intimate and solitary, surrounded only by nature.

Yanayacu (Quechua word) means black water due to the minerals that are crawling kilometers from the mountains of the sierra; This is why there are several rivers with the same name. The ten lagoons that are around the Muyuna also have black water, making it easy for bird watching and fishing excursions, since these minerals are the food base of the ecological chain.

Navigating the Amazon River

We navigate the Amazon River. We use 115, 150 and 200 hp engines, and the trip takes about 3 hours, depending on the level of the river. Our boats are equipped with a first aid kit and life jackets. From Iquitos, we sail upriver, towards an area of a primary and unexplored forest; compared to the colonized jungle that lies downstream from Iquitos. Thanks to this strategic location, in Muyuna we guarantee the observation of pink dolphins, birds, monkeys, sloths, fish, etc. in their natural habitat.

Yanayacu River

We are in the Yanayacu River, 140 kilometers (83 miles) to the southeast and upstream of Iquitos, capital of Loreto, in the buffer zone of the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve and inside the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve. Being located in a small tributary of the Amazon with only one entrance, there is no presence of fishing boats, or loggers, or many travelers. The place is intimate and solitary, surrounded only by nature.

Yanayacu (Quechua word) means black water due to the minerals that are crawling kilometers from the mountains of the sierra; This is why there are several rivers with the same name. The ten lagoons that are around the Muyuna also have black water, making it easy for bird watching and fishing excursions, since these minerals are the food base of the ecological chain.

Navigating the Amazon River

We navigate the Amazon River. We use 115, 150 and 200 hp engines, and the trip takes about 3 hours, depending on the level of the river. Our boats are equipped with a first aid kit and life jackets. From Iquitos, we sail upriver, towards an area of a primary and unexplored forest; compared to the colonized jungle that lies downstream from Iquitos. Thanks to this strategic location, in Muyuna we guarantee the observation of pink dolphins, birds, monkeys, sloths, fish, etc. in their natural habitat.

Step 1:
How to get to Iquitos – Peru?
Step 2:
Navigating to the Muyuna

Amazon River

Our natural paradise

The Amazon River and its forest is an inseparable couple. It is one of the places that have more biodiversity in the world. It is a responsibility, and our duty to take care of it. Its loss could cause severe and irreversible damage to humanity. More than a third of the world’s species live in it. The Amazon River is the longest and supports 20% of the freshwater in the world and the forest of the Amazon River has 15,000 species of the 40,000 that there are on the whole planet

With a diversity of flora like this, many animals find a perfect habitat to live and many of them can be observed in your visit to the Muyuna Lodge.

Our natural paradise

The Amazon River and its forest is an inseparable couple. It is one of the places that have more biodiversity in the world. It is a responsibility, and our duty to take care of it. Its loss could cause severe and irreversible damage to humanity. More than a third of the world’s species live in it. The Amazon River is the longest and supports 20% of the freshwater in the world.

With a diversity of flora like this, many animals find a perfect habitat to live and many of them can be observed in your visit to the Muyuna Lodge.

It is your time to live and discover the world.